Phish: Vegas 96

PHISH VEGAS 96 TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 20
THREE-DISC SET FEATURES THE COMPLETE RECORDING
OF PHISH'S FIRST LAS VEGAS APPEARANCE

On December 6, 1996, Phish played their debut gig in Las Vegas. It was the final show in a 35-date fall tour that stretched across the country, and it was the first in what became a loose tradition of off-the-wall, humorous and irreverent Vegas appearances. This celebrated first show, known as Vegas 96, will be released on November 20 by JEMP Records. Featuring three hours of music Vegas 96 captures the spirit of a band near the peak of its powers pulling out all the stops. In addition to the three-disc standard edition containing the entire concert along with one of Phish's most memorable and elaborate encores—a special Limited Edition Vegas 96 includes a DVD of archival footage and an extensive 40-page bound-book, featuring photos from the show.

Vegas 96 is revered for many reasons, but the most unforgettable part of the show is its marathon-like encore. Centered on the mythic and rarely performed song "Harpua" - which tells the humorous story of a boy and his cat, Poster Nutbag— the encore segues in and out of several other songs (including Elvis' "Suspicious Minds") for over 30 minutes. With a host of special guests onstage including Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde of Primus and multi-instrumentalist John McEuen, this historic "Harpua" is a landmark foray into complete pandemonium that is still discussed in fan circles today.

Phish displays many of their most compelling traits on Vegas 96: they string together old classics in new ways; they host a parade of special guests; they act out stories; and attempt to conjure The King with four Elvis Presley impersonators onstage. This show features hallmark full-band improvisation, epic art rock, favorite covers by Frank Zappa, Edgar Winter and Led Zeppelin, a group of yodelers, half of the band Primus, and Malachi (actor Courtney Gains) from the film Children of the Corn. Above all, Vegas 96 is non-stop, unabashed fun — a truly historic rock and roll event and a significant milestone in Phish's storied touring history.

http://www.phish.com

[Published on: 10/17/07]

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cuttyfives Wed 10/17/2007 02:36PM
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ALright ALright!

gmoo Wed 10/17/2007 02:41PM
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gmoo

Party down.

orchestrafawnk starstarstar Wed 10/17/2007 02:45PM
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that wildwood weed tale a la claypool is pretty epic as well. some old country singer originally wrote i believe.

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Wed 10/17/2007 03:49PM
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RothburyWithCheese

Hell yeah!! Been listening the shit out of Phish shows lately. 93 and 94 tours were sick. This sounds classic!!!

ryboflavin24 starstarstarstarstar Wed 10/17/2007 04:12PM
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I DON'T WANT A GOLDFISH!

jhrt3349 Wed 10/17/2007 04:13PM
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Colonel Forbin Wed 10/17/2007 04:33PM
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Colonel Forbin

toysRus. Where can I down load the show for free? and where can I down load every other phish release for free?

powernet Wed 10/17/2007 04:42PM
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powernet

nugs.net freestash

powernet Wed 10/17/2007 04:43PM
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powernet

sorry i just looked and it aint on nugs.......... maybe archive

jalew starstarstarstar Wed 10/17/2007 04:47PM
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jalew

one of my favorite phish tours. wrapped up in vegas with THE ELVIS', Les and MORE ELVIS!

looking forward to seeing it again.

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Wed 10/17/2007 04:55PM
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pornofunk

Nugs.stash only has most of their 98 tour and afew other good onesfor free, But a bomb free website for those who dont know...GOLDMINE!

go check out now and start DL

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Wed 10/17/2007 04:56PM
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pornofunk

btw on nugs stash, DL phish 98 POrtland show

Tweezer>California Love = DOPE

Colonel Forbin Wed 10/17/2007 05:09PM
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Colonel Forbin

Yeah have listened to about all of the shows on nugs... looking for more good free recordings but cant seem to find them any where

21mmer starstarstarstarstar Wed 10/17/2007 05:31PM
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21mmer

aaaaaahhhhh the glory days of the phish touring juggernaut. do not mess with mid-90's phish. the power cannot and will not be contained. fabulous memories.....a little patchy in places, but fabulous none the less.

ps- etree etree etree

JNDavis Wed 10/17/2007 05:31PM
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JNDavis

k dude check this site out bro, phishows.com

JNDavis Wed 10/17/2007 05:32PM
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JNDavis

also check out bt.etree.org its bit torrent but a lot of good shit is on there, and if your looking to trade I got tons of shit give me your AIM SN.

Flat5 Wed 10/17/2007 05:46PM
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Flat5

your cat died!

Colonel Forbin Wed 10/17/2007 05:49PM
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Colonel Forbin

mwilliams97531

Colonel Forbin Wed 10/17/2007 05:52PM
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Colonel Forbin

phishows.com, thanks for that, deff. what I was looking for

Gribblecake Wed 10/17/2007 07:36PM
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Gribblecake

worth checking out just for the claypool and ler action

Jenny Jen Wed 10/17/2007 08:47PM
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Jenny Jen

NICE!

1: Wilson, Peaches en Regalia, Poor Heart, Also Sprach Zarathustra-> Llama, You Enjoy Myself, Cars Trucks Buses, Down With Disease-> Frankenstein

2: Julius, Sparkle, Mike's Song-> Simple, Harry Hood-> Weekapaug Groove#, Sweet Adeline, Good Times Bad Times

E: Harpua* > "Wildwood Weed" Rap$* > Harpua* > I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart# > Harpua*-> Suspicious Minds^-> Harpua > Suzy Greenberg**

Deadphishbiscuits Thu 10/18/2007 05:07AM
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Deadphishbiscuits

YOUR CAT DIED!! Poster is dead...

Jays420 Thu 10/18/2007 05:15AM
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you mean, poster nutbag?

moejoerisin Thu 10/18/2007 08:45AM
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moejoerisin

jimmy, i've got some bad news...

what is it...dad?

Flat5 Thu 10/18/2007 11:41AM
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Flat5

hit by a comet

gmoo Thu 10/18/2007 05:35PM
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gmoo

Wildwood Weed was/is an Oysterhead staple as well.

CeilingFan247 Fri 10/19/2007 09:10AM
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Another great set to add to the old phish collection.

roberto767 Fri 10/19/2007 11:22AM
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roberto767

Bit Torrent is where it's at. Check out btjunkie.com You can find just about anything you can imagine there.

roberto767 Fri 10/19/2007 11:31AM
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roberto767

A GREAT live show is 9/18/1999. I'm talking about the 21:37 Boogie On Raggae Woman. Your face will be a puddle of melted goo.

doobliebop Fri 10/19/2007 02:27PM
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Where are they posing the tour dates to coincide with the release?

EVILFUNK Fri 10/19/2007 06:24PM
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EVILFUNK

How many phish heads does it take to screw in a hps??? wanna harpua? try 12 31 92...

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Sun 10/21/2007 08:50AM
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RothburyWithCheese

I like demonoid and or oink or piratebay

ScIFreak starstarstarstarstar Mon 10/22/2007 10:40AM
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ScIFreak

USCTrojans4life : if u have an oink invite hook a brotha up!! dankhugo@comcast.net

happydestiny Mon 10/22/2007 03:02PM
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happydestiny

piratebay is good too

mackaka starstarstarstarstar Tue 10/23/2007 08:44PM
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What a great show for a LivePhish release. For me, everything takes a back seat to the Mike's Groove. One of the best I've ever heard.

Mackaka@gmail.com if you wanna trade, I listen mostly to 95-99.

natashamao Mon 1/7/2008 11:16AM
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Check out www.motelarizonamusic.com. Aren't those the Motel Arizona yodelers in the Vegas 96 show - Heather August and Anamieke Carrozza?